Tepuy Roraima

Photo of Tepuy Roraima

Photo by Eduardo Cedeño

Details

Elevation (feet): 9219
Elevation (meters): 2810
Continent: South America
Country: Venezuela/Brazil
Range/Region: Guiana Highlands
Range/Region: La Gran Sabana
Latitude: 5.164506
Longitude: -60.787439
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
Year first climbed: 1884
First successful climber(s): Sir Everard im Thurn, W. Perkins
Nearest major airport: Ciuidad Bolívar, Venezuela
Convenient Center: Santa Elena de Uairén, Venezuela

Description

Mount Roraima is an immense table mountain with a total surface area of 26 square miles, twelve of which are on the summit. Its sheer wall of red rock rises powerfully from forested slopes. It is the largest and highest mountain of the Guiana Highlands. The borders of Brazil, Guiana and Venezuela meet on the mountain. Roraima is a mysterious, often misty mountain, the perfect setting for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 novel Lost World. I wanted to make you know a little bit of information about the "Tepuy", like Pemons indians say. Name It has to be the name the indians give to the mountain and it is "Roraima tepuy". Elevation The highest elevation in meters registered there, is 2.810 meters. Location The tepuy is almost complete located in Venezuela, like you will see in the map I send. I think is better if you go to Venezuela first, because to climb the mountain there is just one way and it's at Venezuela's side, so is better going to Caracas and after to Santa Elena de Uairen, (by plane), because if you go to Brazil first you have to cross the nation limit (frontiers) without need it and is really boring.

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